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Thu, 10/20/2022 — Following a rigorous national search, Nicole Hodges Persley has been named vice provost for diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging at the University of Kansas effective immediately. Hodges Persley has been serving as interim in that role...

Thu, 10/20/2022 —  Every parent wants the best possible school for their children. But as the saying goes, you can’t always get what you want. A new study from the University of Kansas shows that low-income parents, those from marginalized racial and ethnic...

Thu, 10/20/2022 — LAWRENCE – As the 2022 midterm elections draw near, University of Kansas expert Don Haider-Markel is available to discuss how LGBTQ candidates, key issues and controversies might affect the Nov. 3 election. A professor in the Department of Political Science, Haider-Markel can speak about national political trends and potential policy implications. His research includes American politics and public policy, particularly transgender politics like Caitlyn Jenner’s influence on transgender voting attitudes, and broader LGBTQ issues involving such candidates in state legislative races and voter viewpoints on hot-button issues such as transgender military service. Now in

Wed, 10/19/2022 — LAWRENCE – Shawn Harding knew it would be a busier week than usual when the announcement was made that ESPN’s “College Gameday” planned to air its football show from Lawrence. For the first time, “College GameDay” featured the University of Kansas football team in a matchup against Texas Christian University on Oct. 8. Standing in front of the Memorial Campanile two days after the mayhem, Harding – KU’s director of Facilities Services – looked down the Hill and to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and pondered all that occurred in this area over the last several days. “It was a fun experience,” Harding said. “ESPN said we were great to work with. Our facilities

Wed, 10/19/2022 — If you’ve ever used a text-based artificial-intelligence image generator like Craiyon or DALL-E, you know with a few word prompts that the AI tools create images that are both realistic and completely synthesized. The machine learning that...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — What word best describes the work of Lewis Morrow? “Audacious,” said Nicole Hodges Persley, associate professor of American studies and African & African American studies at the University of Kansas. She is the editor of a new book...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — Fifteen students from the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen to be Dean’s Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. The Dean’s Fellows are a group of second- and third-year law students selected to mentor first-year peers....

Wed, 10/19/2022 — LAWRENCE – Apurba Dutta has been named associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Dutta has been a faculty member in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the school since 2000 and began his career at KU in 1999 as assistant director of the Drug Discovery Program at the Higuchi Biosciences Center. Since 2007, he has served as associate professor of medicinal chemistry and was graduate studies director of the department for more than a decade. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Apurba Dutta to the administrative team of the School of Pharmacy,” said Ronald Ragan, dean of the pharmacy school. “Dr. Dutta’s experience serving on the

Wed, 10/19/2022 — The 2022 Kansas Economic Policy Conference will explore “Building a Resilient Kansas Economy.” Taking place Oct. 27 at the Burge Union on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus with a livestream option, the conference brings together...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — The SWIFT Education Center, part of the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, was awarded a $10 million federal grant to promote equity leadership and educator well-being among educational leaders in Black, Hispanic and Native...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — A prestigious award from the Water Research Foundation will provide the opportunity for a University of Kansas School of Engineering professor to research a breakthrough approach to improving water quality. Belinda Sturm, professor of civil,...

Tue, 10/18/2022 — A University of Kansas researcher is taking a novel approach to the prolific problem of opioid addiction in America. With a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Zijun Wang will research the implications of the DNA...

Mon, 10/17/2022 — LAWRENCE – The second candidate for the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) executive dean position will give a public presentation from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Beren Petroleum Conference Center in Slawson Hall. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 604135. Arash Mafi is the second of four candidates who will present their vision for the College in today’s rapidly changing landscape of higher education. The College is the largest academic unit at the university, and the executive dean will strategically and collaboratively lead the school in its scholarly and educational contributions. Mafi currently

Thu, 10/13/2022 — A National Science Foundation grant will allow a researcher from the Kansas Geological Survey and her collaborators at seven other institutions to expand the reach of a program designed to reduce hostile workplace climate barriers that...

Thu, 10/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas has awarded an Undergraduate Research Award in Mathematics (MathUGRA) to Cayden Williams, senior in mathematics, philosophy and pre-law, to support his project for the fall 2022 semester. MathUGRAs are $1,000 scholarships provided to undergraduate math majors pursuing original research or creative projects under the general guidance of a KU math faculty member.  The awards are funded by the department’s endowment funds. Williams, who is from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is working on “The Mountain of Cats: Finding “Mice” (Kakeya Sets) in Finite Fields,” a research project to make new strides in

Thu, 10/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – The first candidate for the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) executive dean position will give a public presentation from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Beren Petroleum Conference Center in Slawson Hall. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 952208. Alfred López is one of four candidates who will present their vision for the College in today’s rapidly changing landscape of higher education. The College is the largest academic unit at the university, and the executive dean will strategically and collaboratively lead the school in its scholarly and educational contributions. López currently

Thu, 10/13/2022 — The MacArthur Foundation announced Steven Prohira, assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, as a Class of 2022 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowship — widely known as a “genius grant” — is an $800,000,...

Wed, 10/12/2022 — LAWRENCE – This October, fans of the performing arts can escape into a breezy, lighthearted play produced by the University Theatre within KU’s Department of Theatre & Dance. “The Labyrinth of Desire,” by Caridad Svich, offers comedic and romantic hijinks as a multitude of suitors vie for the love of a clever and reluctant young woman named Laura. Performances are in the William Inge Memorial Theatre at Murphy Hall. “The Labyrinth of Desire” will play at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Tickets are available for purchase at kutheatre.com, by calling 785-864-3982, or in person from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays at the box office in Murphy

Wed, 10/12/2022 — Chances are good that most people reading this are situated on a hillslope, as hillslopes cover some 90% of the Earth’s landmass. Hillslopes are critical landscape features that move water from ridges down to valleys, transport sediments and...

Wed, 10/12/2022 — LAWRENCE – Four University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2022-2023 academic year. The following faculty members were awarded Keeler Intra-University Professorships this academic year: Jay T. Johnson, geography & atmospheric science Kyoungchul “KC” Kong, physics & astronomy Corey Maley, philosophy Kyoim Yun, East Asian languages & cultures Keeler Intra-University Professorships provide faculty members an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of an academic specialty, to broaden or achieve greater depth in a


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